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Historic

More parts acquired for Whitley rebuild

The UK-based Whitley Project has recently acquired a complete lower cowling from an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.

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FlyPast February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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HERDING BRONCOS AT CHINO

A restored Bronco recently returned to the air in California...

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South American Eagle

Tony Butler shares the story of the twin-engine I.A.e 30 Ñancú...

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‘UPSIDE DOWN PANG’

When Clyde Pangborn crossed the Pacific in 1931, his fame was fleeting...

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Military

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Skynet Evolutions - Analysis of UK milsatcom

As the first metal is cut for the UK’s future Skynet 6 military satellites, Richard Thomas takes a closer look at the history of the programme

Romania confirms the intention of purchasing Norway’s F-16s

Via a letter signed by the Romanian parliament on December 20, the acquisition of 32 ex Norwegian F-16 Fighting Falcons was approved

SAAB and FMV sign contract for Gripen E Equipment

A contract has been signed between Saab and the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding new equipment for the Gripen E

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Commercial

CL-515 firefighter

The proposed CL-515 will feature a larger-capacity tank that...

New Zealand’s P-8A Poseidon plans

New Zealand Defence Minister Ron Mark provided details of the...

Kings of the Arctic

MILITARY HC-130J COMBAT KING II Mark Ayton reports on the...

Shenzhen Eastern orders ACH160

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced on June 20, 2019, that it has sold...

China Southern A350-900

CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines has taken delivery of its initial A350-...

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: Persian Gulf Map

DCS World’s stunning new theatre

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D: The story so far

An inside look at the simulation’s development

Kai Tak Version 2 for Prepar3D v4

FlyTampa has recompiled Hong Kong Kai Tak using the P3Dv4 SDK...

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."